COVID-19 at a Glance

• State Department of Health reported 23 new cases Monday, including 19 on Oahu, one on Maui, one on Hawaii island and two residents diagnosed out of state.

• There now have been 1,243 cases statewide, including 942 on Oahu, 135 in Maui County (including two on Molokai and none on Lanai), 102 on Hawaii island and 43 on Kauai. Twenty-one residents have been diagnosed out of state.

• Three new deaths were also reported Monday, including a Kauai resident who died in Arizona, an Oahu woman who died July 12 and an elderly Oahu man who died July 7. There have now been 22 deaths, including 15 on Oahu, six on Maui and one out of state.

• Gov. David Ige postpones launch of pretravel testing program to Sept. 1.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on identifying COVID-19:

• Fever and cough are symptoms.

• Most people have mild illness and are able to recover at home. If you think you may have been exposed to COVID-19, contact your health care provider immediately.

• Keep track of symptoms.

• If you have an emergency warning sign (including trouble breathing), get medical attention right away.

• Some people who are not showing symptoms could have the illness.

Prevention is the best method for preventing illness. This includes:

• Washing hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating and after nose-blowing, coughing or sneezing.

• If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol.

• Avoiding touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.

• Avoid contact with people who are sick; stay home if sick.

• Wearing a face mask in public settings. The mask is intended to protect others.

• Social distancing, stay 6 feet apart from others.

• Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets and sinks.

For more information:

• Call 211 or text (877) 275-6569 for general questions about coronavirus.

• Hawaii Health Department: hawaiicovid19.com.

• CDC: Coronavirus.gov.

To report violations of quarantine orders:

• Call (808) 468-9952.


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